Shilpa Shetty regrets not being able to voteApril 30th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has flown to India from South Africa to cast his vote in the 2009 general elections. Actress Shilpa Shetty regrets that she won’t be able to exercise her franchise this time because of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I just regret the fact that I won’t be in India to cast my vote; I really wanted to this time. Elections have to be taken seriously if you are a responsible citizen. Unfortunately with the unexpected turn of events and the IPL being shifted to SA it’s become difficult. I would not miss voting for anything otherwise,” the actress posted on her blog shilpashettylive.com.
“But to all those Indian citizens who want the best for our country, now is the time to make the decision, don’t waste your democratic right to choose. Vote!” she added.
Shilpa is the co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals team of the IPL.
Tags: actress, blog, bollywood star, co owner, democratic right, franchise, general elections, India, indian citizens, ipl, london, premier league, responsible citizen, shah rukh khan, shilpa shetty, south africa, unexpected turn